Fast-Forwarding Innovation

Known as a champion of modernization as well as a gateway to the region, Jordan is committed to serving as an innovation hub in which out-of-the-box ideas can thrive. Take a front row seat as Innovative Jordan spotlights and celebrates local innovations, breakthrough technologies, budding and successful entrepreneurs, as well as the entrepreneurial ecosystem’s supporting entities.

Innovative Jordan

Innovative Jordan is a nationwide campaign celebrating the achievements of Jordan’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative youth. Launched in May 2017 by Oasis500 – the leading seed investment company and business accelerator anchored by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) – the campaign aims to strengthen Jordan’s standing as a regional hub for innovation and to build a generation that contributes to sustainable development through innovative, original ideas.

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ICT
The Science of Future-Building

Education
Building Generations

Energy
Powering the Path to Sustainability

Tourism
Welcoming the World

Healthcare
Enhancing Quality of Life

Film
A New Dawn for Storytelling

Today, Jordan’s gateway has become a conduit for innovation. Seventy-five percent of the Arabic content of the internet flows from Jordan’s tech sector.

His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Opening Session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, 2015

[In Jordan especially], you’ll meet young men and women who are spearheading innovation and change. They’ve produced new-era products and services, new Arabic-language web content, new ideas that can serve our region and our world.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah IIat the Opening Session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, 2017

Opportunities for the improvement and success of a startup multiplies with the help of a business incubator.

Faisal HakkiCEO of Oasis500

A business owner must have an entrepreneurial mindset. In my opinion, leadership skills should be taught and sanctioned at schools and even universities.

Nour KhraisFounder and CEO of Maysalward

Innovation is defined as transforming knowledge into money and something of value while research and development are the opposite. They are about transforming money into knowledge.

Laith Al-QasemChairman for Arabian Business Consultants for Development

Failure is a part of creativity and a part of success.

Karim KawarPresident of Kawar Group

Developing a platform for innovation will help to elevate the private sector and reduce unemployment.

Valentina QussisiyaCEO of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation
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